Leo I (dwarf galaxy)

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Leo I
Leo I appears as a faint patch to the right of the bright star, Regulus.
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See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

Leo I is a dwarf galaxy in the Leo constellation. Located 820,000 light-years away from the Sun and Earth it is a member of the Local Group of galaxies but is thought to be one of the most distant satellites of the Milky Way galaxy. Leo I was discovered in 1950 by Albert George Wilson.


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